Familial Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie): A Case Report

Morowati, Saeid; Yasini, Mobin; Ranjbar, Reza; Peivandi, Ali Asghar; Ghadami, Mohsen
April 2010
Acta Medica Iranica;2010, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p123
Academic Journal
Case Study
Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) is a congenital anomaly with a prevalence of 4-5% and characterized by an abnormally short lingual frenulum. For unknown reasons the abnormality seems to be more common inmales. The pathogenesis of ankyloglossia is not known. The authors report a family with isolated ankyloglossia inherited as an autosomal dominant or recessive trait. The identification of the defectivegene(s) in these patients might reveal novel information on the pathogenesis of this disorder.


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